FIFA 23 Career Mode: Best free agents & contract expiry players

Nathan Warby
FIFA 23 Career Mode free agents & contract expiries

Free agents are some of the most cost-effective signings you can make in your FIFA 23 Career Mode. Other than coming across some legends of the game, you can also invest in some young talent by buying Free Agents. Here are some recommendations for the best free agents in FIFA 23.

Even though EA FC 24 has been released, FIFA 23 players are still enjoying everything the game has to offer, from Ultimate Team to new Career Mode saves.

FIFA 23 Career Mode is still attracting players even after the release of EA FC 24. As the Ultimate Team experience has started to diminish a bit, players are diving into the Career Mode to experience the feeling of achieving the highest glory possible.

Career Mode is all about making the right choices with your signings. However, you might not always be blessed with a large transfer budget. Luckily, there are tons of free agents and players on the brink of contract expiry in FIFA 23 Career Mode can help you build a winning squad without breaking the bank.

Here are all the best FIFA 23 Career Mode free agents to sign.

What are free agents in FIFA 23 Career Mode?

FIFA 23 Real Madrid
Signing free agents is a great strategy in FIFA 23.

Free agents are players who have reached the end of their contract with a club and are currently without a team.

As these players have no clubs, you can complete the transfer without pondering over any transfer fee. But you will still have to agree on wages and signing bonuses, so make sure you make the right call to sign the desired player on your team.

Signing free agents is an effective strategy if you’re managing a lower-league team and don’t have the funds to splash big fees on a single player. Plus, you can bring them in whenever you want as free agents are not bound by any gated transfer window.

What are contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode?

Salah shooting in FIFA 22
Nabbing contract expiry players early is a recipe for success in FIFA 23.

On the other hand, contract-expiry players are those who are still playing for a club but are nearing the end of their current deal.

When approaching stars with less than a year on their contract, managers have two options: they can either wait until January and agree on a pre-contract with no transfer fee, or snap them up early at a fraction of their market value.

There are some great bargains to be found on expiring contracts, so be sure to keep an eye on big names running their deals down.

Best free agents & contract expiry players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

At the beginning of any new FIFA 23 Career Mode, the transfer market mirrors that of the real sport. This means players who are set to become free agents or are entering the last year of their contract in real life will be doing the same in-game.

With this in mind, we’ve put together the best free agents and contract expiry players you should look at in FIFA 23 Career Mode:


Player NameStatus
Milan BorjanFree agent
Carlos AcevedoFree agent
Ivica IvusicFree agent
Samir HandanovicContract expiry
Kasper SchmeichelContract expiry
David De GeaContract expiry
David SoriaContract expiry
Guillermo OchoaContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Nestor AraujoCBFree agent
Jesus GallardoCBFree agent
Kevin AlvarezCBFree agent
Sergio RamosCBContract expiry
Mats HummelsCBContract expiry
Milan SkriniarCBContract expiry
Chris SmallingCBContract expiry
Stefan de VrijCBContract expiry
Raphael GuerreiroLBContract expiry
Juan CuadradoRBContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Luis ChavezCMFree agent
Alan SonoraCMFree agent
Alexandru CicaldauCMFree agent
Ilkay GundoganCMContract expiry
Sergio BusquetsCDMContract expiry
Youri TielemansCMContract expiry
David SilvaCAMContract expiry
N’Golo KanteCDMContract expiry
Konrad LaimerCDMContract expiry
Daichi KamadaCAMContract expiry
Luka ModricCMContract expiry
Naby KeitaCMContract expiry
Toni KroosCMContract expiry
Dani CeballosCMContract expiry
Adrien RabiotCMContract expiry


Player NamePositionStatus
Diego LainezRMFree agent
Sofiane BoufalCFFree agent
Akram AfifLWFree agent
Lionel MessiRWContract expiry
Edin DzekoSTContract expiry
Karim BenzemaSTContract expiry
Angel Di MariaCFContract expiry
Roberto FirminoCFContract expiry
Marco AsensioRWContract expiry
Marcus ThuramSTContract expiry
Wilfried ZahaLWContract expiry

For more on FIFA 23, check out some of our other guides:

Best custom tactics in FIFA 23 | How to get a free Twitch Prime Gaming pack in FIFA 23 | Best wingers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best midfielders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best strikers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best goalkeepers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best defenders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

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